Alberton & JHB South Business Forum - Committee Members

Roula Beukes

was in the airline industry for 24 years, always in customer service areas: Admin office, Ground staff and Head of Department of Customer Relations.

For about 10 years, she was an Account Manager for a Travel Management company, with International ties and some of the big, well-known global companies as clients.

In the last 6 years her focus has been on running her own company as a Professional Organiser (de-cluttering & organising home and office spaces). She’s  been a committee member of the Alberton & JHB South Business Forum for about 4 years.


A.H./Basie Burger
left the teaching profession many years ago to follow a career in Human Resources in the private sector. He has 29 years experience in the Banking, Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Industries, of which 15 years were spent as a Human Resources Director. He is well qualified in the field of Human Resources and is registered as a Chartered Human Resources Practitioner. He was appointed to the position of Managing Director for Stryker SA in 2007 and held the position until 2012 when he started his own Consulting practice, C# (Sharp) Consulting focusing on Business Strategy, Leadership and Organisation Development. He has over 35 years experience in business and is also  a keen musician. He is married to Anne and they have two daughters, Roxy and Cassidy.
 


Greg Brits

started in the Short Term Insurance industry in 1990 and has over 27 Years experience.

Having worked for Insurance Companies and in the Broker Market for many years, he has gained valuable experience and knowledge, which enables him to give the best advice and products to clients.

He joined the Jurgens Group in March 2000. www.jurgensgroup.co.za

He has a passion for restructuring of clients policies, so that they can get the best value from their Insurance product. 

Greg is the Managing Director of Jurgens Insurance Brokers (Pty) Ltd

 


Sean Brown
graduated from the University of Johannesburg with an L.L.B. degree in 2004. He also holds a number of additional qualifications including certificates in Sectional Title Management and Homeowner Association Management issued by the University of Cape Town.  Sean has also been the receiver of a number of legal accolades including the prestigious Blakes prize for Applied Legal Studies.

Sean also serves the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development by sitting as a presiding officer in the Small Claims Court of Palm Ridge being appointed to do so by the Minister of Justice, Mr. Jeff Radebe. He is also admitted for right of appearance in the High Court in terms of section 4(2) of the Right of Appearance in Courts Act 62 of 1995. Over and above all these achievements Sean is also highly involved in the community and sits of the board of a number of non-profit community driven associations.

Sean established S. Brown Attorneys in 2010. In this time, he has developed a highly successful practise acting for many body corporates, managing agents and community living schemes as well as high ranking corporates and international companies. He is also highly involved in insurance litigation, commercial litigation and liquidations over and above a highly extensive practise dealing with laws relating to property, family law and alternative dispute resolution. He is also well recognised for his abilities in winding-up of deceased estates and drafting of wills combined with estate planning.

Sean also consults extensively regarding the import and interpretation of new legislation and is well known for his extensive and insightful legal opinions which are greatly sought after.

Sean lives by the motto “do it right the first time…”



Trevor Coleman

COO of the Coleman Properties Group, incorporating Coleman Properties Management, Natrent Platinum rentals, Colprop sales and IT Horizons.

He has been involved with various business initiatives in and around Alberton over the last 22 years.

His interest amongst other things has always been to try and make a difference in the community that supports us all. On the business side, his team is well positioned to provide support to residential and commercial property owners in all aspects of property investment, management and use.

In addition, full IT support is available; from Point of Sale, Network infrastructure, CCTV, database applications to industrial process control.


 

Reg Rehbock

Owner of Cyber Lane cc, celebrating 20 years of service to Alberton customers.

Cyber Lane consists of www.cyberlane.co.za the Office Products Online store and our Cyber Cafe situated at Bracken City Shopping Centre. Amongst other things, Reg looks after the AJSBF web and social media sites.

 

 


 

Pieter du Toit

Pieter attended the University of South Africa (UNISA) where he obtained his Bachelor of Commerce degree and Post-graduate Masters in Business Leadership (MBL).  He attained his Postgraduate BCom Honours in Organisational Development and Change Management, at the University of Johannesburg. He is currently studying for his Doctor’s degree in Philosophy at The Da Vinci Institute.

Pieter held various posts in a number of organisations and industries that ranged from the Aviation Industry as an Air Traffic and Mission Controller, Mining Industry as Human Resources Manager at one of the five Divisions of Vaal Reefs Exploration and Mining Company and the Tourism Industry including owning and managing a travel agency.  Since 1997 he owns and runs VNI Consultants, his own Consultancy Firm that specialises in Organisational Development and Change Management.  Pieter is also the Lead Consultant at Status Consulting.

His assignments as project manager through his Consultancy Firm include a number of diverse projects, such as overseeing change management initiatives during SAP implementations at large global organisations (i.e. Impala Platinum, Xstrata Coal and Alloys, Glencore SA & Int., Hindustan Zinc), the development of NQF qualifications for the hospitality and tourism industries (i.e. Harvey World Travel SA and Royal Sechaba Food Services), and the development, commissioning and maintenance of an Integrated Electronic Safety Management Platform, for the recording and investigating all aviation related incidents at the 23 major airport in South Africa.  Internationally, he has delivered projects in countries such as Kazakhstan, Peru, Brazil, Australia, India, Ghana, DRC, Namibia and Mozambique. He is an accredited life and business coach with DuPont Safety Solutions and is certified as a facilitator and coach using the NBI® (Neethling Brain Instruments) Thinking Preference Profiles. 

He has lectured at The Graduate Institute of Management and Technology (GIMT) and The LR Group. Subjects taught include Travel Agency Management and Entrepreneurship. He also teaches Business Strategy, Leadership, Marketing Management, Business Management, Safety Management, Information Management and Change Management.  He has been facilitating part time at The Da Vinci Institute for the past two years, where he teaches Entrepreneurship, Change Management and Information Management.


Deon Bole

Has 23 years’ experience in Accounting, Financial Management, Taxation and Payroll with the last 10 years at senior level as Financial Manager in a corporate environment and has extensive knowledge in preparing financial statements for Group companies and subsidiaries, initiating and finalizing audit processes. 

He completed his ND Company Administration at Wits Technicon with major’s in Financial Accounting, Management Accounting and Taxation. He further completed a Management Development Programme at North West university. Professional Memberships – Accounting Technicians (SA) wholly owned by SAICA, SAIBA and he is a registered Tax Practitioner. 

Deon is inspired by implementing systems and controls and assisting companies and entrepreneurs better understand their business finances to achieve profitability and reduce costs.

As an entrepreneur, Deon has the passion to assist clients in managing their business and he believes in ethical and responsible accounting to achieve these goals.

Effective accounting is essential when planning ongoing business growth and navigating the road to financial stability, and his aim is to assist with this process.


Richard Blignaut

Richard attended the University of Pretoria and obtained his LLB degree in 2011. He did his clerkship under the revered legal minds of Mr. Chris Fismer (ex-Minister of Constitutional Development) and Mr. CP Fourie (ex-Chairman of the Law Society of South Africa).

After serving his clerkship and being admitted as an Attorney of the High Court,  he went into practice with his father Mr. Brian Blignaut at Brian Blignaut Attorneys (BBA), as a Litigation specialist.

Richard’s passion for entrepreneurship became evident in his dealings with businesses in Alberton and became involved in the real estate industry. He joined the budding team at Ekurhuleni Estates, a property management & rentals company, where he now serves as the Chief Operations Officer.

With family roots firmly planted in Alberton, Richard’s passion for the community and it’s vibrant residents is unmistakable.

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